Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for REST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 80 104
Rank change year-on-year -10 +24 +23
Contract jobs citing REST 142 127 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.40% 2.26% 1.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.98% 7.29% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 96 99
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.60% +1.30% +0.62%
10th Percentile £318 £309 £317
90th Percentile £600 £622 £498
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £39.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £31.90
% change year-on-year - +41.07% -14.88%

REST is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,034 1,743 1,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.35% 31.03% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,397 1,177 1,381
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £550 £510 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 53 37
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £11.88 £20.00 £18.67
90th Percentile £64.00 £50.00 £44.15
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.24%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing REST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the North West over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 62 £450 +12.50% 46
Cheshire -3 46 £350 -12.50% 20
Merseyside +1 13 £400 -5.88% 9
Lancashire -21 9 £475 -25.78% 4
Cumbria - 9 £440 -
REST
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for REST.

1 70 (49.30%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (46.48%) Java
3 60 (42.25%) JavaScript
4 50 (35.21%) SOAP
5 45 (31.69%) Web Services
6 44 (30.99%) HTML
7 38 (26.76%) Git (software)
8 36 (25.35%) CSS
9 33 (23.24%) JSON
10 32 (22.54%) .NET
11 31 (21.83%) TDD
12 30 (21.13%) XML
13 29 (20.42%) Scrum
13 29 (20.42%) Jenkins
14 28 (19.72%) Test Automation
14 28 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (19.01%) C#
16 26 (18.31%) SQL
16 26 (18.31%) Spring
17 25 (17.61%) DevOps
18 24 (16.90%) Microsoft Azure
18 24 (16.90%) BDD
18 24 (16.90%) Microservices
18 24 (16.90%) Unit Testing
18 24 (16.90%) Python
19 21 (14.79%) JIRA
20 20 (14.08%) Software Engineering
21 19 (13.38%) AngularJS
22 18 (12.68%) Confluence
22 18 (12.68%) Oracle

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (12.68%) Confluence
2 6 (4.23%) CMS
2 6 (4.23%) Drupal
2 6 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.52%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (3.52%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.11%) Apache
5 2 (1.41%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.41%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.41%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.70%) JBoss
6 1 (0.70%) Jetty
6 1 (0.70%) Mule
6 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.52%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (8.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.11%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.70%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (7.75%) Slack
4 10 (7.04%) GitHub
5 9 (6.34%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (4.23%) Boomi
7 3 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.11%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.11%) BrowserStack
7 3 (2.11%) iPaaS
7 3 (2.11%) SaaS
8 1 (0.70%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.70%) Apigee
8 1 (0.70%) IaaS
8 1 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.41%) HTTP
2 1 (0.70%) AMQP
2 1 (0.70%) BGP
2 1 (0.70%) Internet
2 1 (0.70%) IPFIX
2 1 (0.70%) Junos
2 1 (0.70%) MPLS
2 1 (0.70%) MQTT
2 1 (0.70%) MRTG
2 1 (0.70%) OSPF
2 1 (0.70%) SNMP
2 1 (0.70%) TACACS
2 1 (0.70%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.45%) MongoDB
2 12 (8.45%) NoSQL
3 11 (7.75%) MySQL
4 9 (6.34%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.82%) Big Data
8 3 (2.11%) Blockchain
8 3 (2.11%) KDB
8 3 (2.11%) Kdb+
8 3 (2.11%) SAP HANA
9 2 (1.41%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.41%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.41%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.41%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.70%) MarkLogic
10 1 (0.70%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 38 (26.76%) Git (software)
2 29 (20.42%) Jenkins
3 21 (14.79%) JIRA
4 16 (11.27%) JUnit
5 12 (8.45%) Subversion
6 10 (7.04%) Cucumber
6 10 (7.04%) JMeter
7 9 (6.34%) Selenium
8 8 (5.63%) HP UFT
9 7 (4.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (4.93%) Mercurial
10 6 (4.23%) Burp Suite
10 6 (4.23%) LoadRunner
10 6 (4.23%) Mockito
10 6 (4.23%) SoapUI
10 6 (4.23%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (4.23%) Xcode
11 5 (3.52%) Android Studio
11 5 (3.52%) Axure RP
11 5 (3.52%) TestNG
General
1 10 (7.04%) Finance
2 5 (3.52%) Banking
3 4 (2.82%) Legal
3 4 (2.82%) Retail
4 3 (2.11%) Back Office
5 1 (0.70%) Automotive
5 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 94 (66.20%) Developer
2 19 (13.38%) Java Developer
3 12 (8.45%) Architect
4 11 (7.75%) Python Developer
5 10 (7.04%) SAP Developer
5 10 (7.04%) SAPUI5 Developer
6 9 (6.34%) .NET Developer
6 9 (6.34%) Tester
7 8 (5.63%) Android Developer
8 7 (4.93%) Consultant
8 7 (4.93%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (4.23%) iOS Developer
9 6 (4.23%) Java Architect
9 6 (4.23%) PHP Developer
9 6 (4.23%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.23%) Test Engineer
10 5 (3.52%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.52%) QA Tester
10 5 (3.52%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (35.21%) SOAP
2 45 (31.69%) Web Services
3 44 (30.99%) HTML
4 36 (25.35%) CSS
5 33 (23.24%) JSON
6 32 (22.54%) .NET
7 30 (21.13%) XML
8 26 (18.31%) Spring
9 19 (13.38%) AngularJS
10 17 (11.97%) jQuery
11 14 (9.86%) Hibernate
11 14 (9.86%) HTML5
11 14 (9.86%) Spring Boot
12 11 (7.75%) Node.js
12 11 (7.75%) RESTful
13 10 (7.04%) Android SDK
13 10 (7.04%) SAPUI5
14 9 (6.34%) Java EE
14 9 (6.34%) React
15 7 (4.93%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.45%) User Experience
2 7 (4.93%) iPad
3 6 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.11%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.41%) iPhone
7 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.70%) Blog
7 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.70%) Fintech
7 1 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.70%) Robotics
7 1 (0.70%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.70%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.56%) Android
2 11 (7.75%) Apple iOS
3 10 (7.04%) Windows
4 8 (5.63%) Linux
5 4 (2.82%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.82%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.82%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.41%) Unix
8 1 (0.70%) CentOS
8 1 (0.70%) Debian
8 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (49.30%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (21.83%) TDD
3 29 (20.42%) Scrum
4 28 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (19.72%) Test Automation
5 25 (17.61%) DevOps
6 24 (16.90%) BDD
6 24 (16.90%) Microservices
6 24 (16.90%) Unit Testing
7 20 (14.08%) Software Engineering
8 18 (12.68%) MVC
9 17 (11.97%) SDLC
10 13 (9.15%) CRM
10 13 (9.15%) Workflow
11 12 (8.45%) SOA
12 11 (7.75%) Mentoring
12 11 (7.75%) Web Development
13 10 (7.04%) Android Development
13 10 (7.04%) Coaching
13 10 (7.04%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 66 (46.48%) Java
2 60 (42.25%) JavaScript
3 27 (19.01%) C#
4 26 (18.31%) SQL
5 24 (16.90%) Python
6 13 (9.15%) PHP
7 6 (4.23%) Objective-C
7 6 (4.23%) Ruby
7 6 (4.23%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.52%) C
8 5 (3.52%) Kotlin
9 4 (2.82%) Apple Swift
9 4 (2.82%) Java 8
9 4 (2.82%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.11%) C++
10 3 (2.11%) Delphi
11 2 (1.41%) LotusScript
11 2 (1.41%) Perl
11 2 (1.41%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (9.15%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.63%) Degree
2 8 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.52%) HND
5 2 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.70%) MCTS
6 1 (0.70%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.93%) QA
2 5 (3.52%) WCAG
3 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.70%) etcd
2 1 (0.70%) KVM
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (4.23%) Nessus
2 4 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.82%) Puppet
2 4 (2.82%) Terraform
3 3 (2.11%) Grafana
3 3 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.41%) Ansible
4 2 (1.41%) Graylog
4 2 (1.41%) Kibana
4 2 (1.41%) logstash
5 1 (0.70%) collectd
5 1 (0.70%) Consul
5 1 (0.70%) Graphite
5 1 (0.70%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.70%) Icinga
5 1 (0.70%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.70%) Observium
5 1 (0.70%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.70%) Salt
5 1 (0.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (12.68%) Oracle
2 15 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.56%) SAP
3 6 (4.23%) Dell
3 6 (4.23%) Informatica
3 6 (4.23%) MuleSoft
4 4 (2.82%) Apple
5 3 (2.11%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (2.11%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.11%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.11%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.11%) webMethods
6 2 (1.41%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.41%) Lotus
6 2 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.41%) Splunk
7 1 (0.70%) Citrix
7 1 (0.70%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.70%) HP
7 1 (0.70%) Juniper